Health News

You've Got Colonoscopy Options
It's another equal rights movement. Colorectal cancer is very common among women and though colonoscopy is the preferred and recommended screening method for colorectal cancer, women do have options.
Stopping Cancer: It's Not a Pain in the Butt
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In observance of the month, the American Cancer Society and other health-promoting organizations are disseminating information about the highly preventable disease.
Learning from History
In recognition of Black History Month we're taking a look at diseases for which African-Americans are at higher risk -- and what to do about them.
Bowel Cancer Stats: Room for Improvement
A multicenter observational study involving more than 31,000 patients in 346 German hospitals provides a basis for improving care for patients with bowel cancer.
Illegal Drugs Aren't the Only Kind That Kill
Avastin®, a cancer drug, has been shown to increase patient death from adverse events when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or biological therapy, according to new analysis of previous studies.
Racial Disparities Among Colorectal-Cancer Screening
Minorities are much less likely to undergo colonoscopies than caucasians, according to a new study form the University of California at David Cancer Center.
Timing is Everything
There may be no greater boon to combating cancer than diagnosing the disease in its earliest and most treatable stages. Exciting new technologies that detect cancer in faster, smarter ways are making sure that happens.